Category Archives: Alternative

LO-FI-FNK – MARCHIN’ IN (ElectroPop – Sweden)

It’s already been four years since Lo-Fi-Fnk‘s promising 2006 debut Boylife, a long wait for their numerous fans, but here is a brand new track from the Swedish electro duo to sate their thirst for new material. “Marchin’ In” is  a summery pop-infused song featuring chiming piano and a delightful melody.

Lo-Fi-Fnk - Marchin' In     

This new song seems to have borrowed more from Tough Alliance or Pacific! than Lo-Fi-Fnk’s more dance-oriented previous material. With sun-kissed vocals and prevalent bonges, it substitutes the angular beats of Boylife for something more Balearic. This could have been a difficult transition for Mattias Erik Johansson and Isak Martinsson but they manage to pull it off and “Marchin’ In” feels effortlessly smooth and breezy.

Word on the street is that the duo will release a full-length album sometime next year but details are scarce. To stay in the loop, find Lo-Fi-Fnk on MySpace or check out their official site. Buy all the music on Lo-Fi-Fnk

GABRIEL RIOS – BROAD DAYLIGHT (Indie – Belgium)

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gabriel Ríos relocated to Belgium with his family at an early age. Very active in the local music scene, Ríos was in various bands before starting his solo career. His first record, Ghostboy (2005), was produced by Jo Bogaert (of Technotronic) and featured a mix of Latin, hip hop, rock and electronica. The main single, “Broad Daylight,” was a sizeable hit in Belgium, as well as in the Netherlands and France.

More info and music on his official site. Buy the song on

HOME VIDEO – IT WILL BE OK (Electro/Rock – US)

Home Video is an electronic rock duo composed of Collin Ruffino and David Gross, two transplants from the misunderstood landscape of New Orleans, now living in the brooding brownstones of Brooklyn, New York. It was in New York that they were discovered by Warp Records, who put out the band’s first two releases in 2004, “That You Might” and “Citizen”, which garnered the attention of BBC Radio 1, NME and Rolling Stone.

In 2006, Defend Music released the band’s first full-length, No Certain Night or Morning, as well as a 12-inch for the single “Penguin,” which included a remix by DFA Records’ Tim Goldsworthy. From this album, Grammy-nominated DJ Sasha later picked two songs to remix for his Invol2ver compilation, which also included reworked songs from Ladytron, Thom Yorke, Telefon Tel Aviv and Apparat. Following this release, in 2009 the band released the It Will Be Ok EP, featuring the hauntingly beautiful track “I Can Make You Feel”. Stream it below and watch the video HERE.

Home Video - I Can Make You Feel It     

Outside of recording, the band has toured with Blonde Redhead, Colder, Yeasayer and has opened for acts such as Justice, Flying Lotus, Radio 4 and Pinback.

For more info, check out Home Video’s official site or find them on MySpace. Buy their music on Home Video

saturday nite with… LADYHAWKE

Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke is the stage name of New-Zealand born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown. She plays electric, bass and acoustic guitars, synthesizers and drums and usually performs all of the above on her studio recordings.

Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn (Doc Ron Remix)     

Influenced by 80s music, her musical style blends new wave, indie rock and electropop. Her self-titled debut album was released on Modular Recordings in September 2008. She is best known for the singles “Paris Is Burning” and “My Delirium”.

Check out the video for “My Delirium” here and show Ladyhawke some love on MySpace. Buy her music on